Relief Efforts by SIM for the Flooding in Peru

Letter from the Lima Calvary Chapel pastor

28 Mar 2017

This letter was sent to SIM from the pastor of the Lima Calvary Chapel pastor after their recent visit to Huarmey:

Thank you so much for partnering with us in our effort to bring relief to those affected by the recent mudslides and flooding in Huarmey.

Our team of 50+ left for Huarmey at 5am last Saturday and returned at 10pm that day. We served breakfast and lunch for about 600 people and provided almost 5 tons worth of food supplies, water, clothes and basic medicines. We were able to give a basic talk on flooding-related disease prevention and treat minor wounds of those whose hard work had gotten the best of them. 

Also, thanks to your generous donation for the purchase of 3 water pumps we were able to help 4 families in getting water out of their flooded houses. We also were able to share a short message from God's word and prayed with dozens of people to receive Christ (many of which were children living in the affected areas). 

It was a long day and yet it felt like a drop in a bucket, reason for which we intend on coming back to help with physical labor within the next 2 weeks.